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Old 07-11-2017, 03:18 AM
solbene solbene is offline
 
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Default My new 1903a1

I've been looking for one for a long time and either timing was bad or I just seemed to miss out. Not this time 😀. I found it at my LGS and worked out a trade plus a little cash. I have a Remington 03a3 but am not too familiar with 03's. Regardless I am very happy with it and can't wait to bring her up to the range this weekend.

It's a 1.38 mil SA with a 1931 barrel and a C stock, ME of just under 1, headspace is good, bore is bright and shiney. All milled parts from what I can tell. A groved trigger that I've never seen before and a super smooth trigger pull that breaks the second stage like glass.

Let me know what you think, link to the album of pics below

http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/so...ry/SA%201903A1


Thanks!

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Old 07-11-2017, 08:16 AM
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Nels, very nice rifle.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:31 AM
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Sweet. I like my REM 03 a lot. I hear folks that don't care for the leaf sight. Probably not a very good battle sight, but I like the peep sight picture much better. Need to work on mastering the open sights on it now.

Enjoy.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:50 AM
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Thanks. Any good resource on zeroing the sites with the 03? I'm at work and hadn't looked online yet.

What's the default range using the open sights with the leaf down? I get the ladder and it's markings but I'm not sure about the Christmas tree looking thing. I'm guessing battle sights?
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:03 PM
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Per the FM23-10, field manual for the M1903. With the leaf down and using the battle notch are set for 547 yards.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:22 PM
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Thank you. Any idea what the POI should be at 100 & 200 yards with regular M2 ball?
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:33 PM
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Its my understanding that you use the peep sight whole underneath the Christmas tree or arrow head area on the drift slide. Line the peep sight on the sight graduations on either side of the distance you are shooting. I shoot below center mass using the peep sight for me. RLT or JB may have more information about this.

Nels, check your PM box.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:34 PM
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Ya done good! Jealous.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:36 PM
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Thank you. Any idea what the POI should be at 100 & 200 yards with regular M2 ball?
Depending on the rifle, it will be 300 yard line or less.

There was a good graphic on another forum, it appears to be a victim of the Photobucket changes.
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:22 PM
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I set mine on 300 and it seemed to be dead nuts at 300 yards with the windage zeroed. Don't over tighten the slide. Mine was bent and won't lock down unless the slide is cocked (making the battle sight useless). I bought a spare sight assembly on eBay for $30 since it seems like the most fragile part on the rifle.

Best way to zero it is to shoot it.
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